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Moms Weekend is April 4-6


Moms Weekend has earned a reputation for being one of the most popular weekends of the year. All Bobcat moms are welcome to join us for a memorable time, starting on Friday, April 4.

"I'm excited for my mom to come because she has visited every year so far and she now has the chance to visit with me, and my younger brother. We usually walk around campus and shop around, but this year we are looking forward to partaking in a cornhole tournament that benefits a great cause," says Alexis Lurie, a junior specialized studies major.

Whether you are looking for a good laugh, a great workout, a new bracelet or an opportunity to give back to the community, we have it all. Ohio University will be hosting plenty of events on this action-packed weekend, ranging from comedy shows and movie screenings, to golf outings and fundraisers.

Do you want to find out more details about these great events? Check out the list below to start planning your agenda for Moms Weekend.

Loni Love
Need a good chuckle? Well, you are in luck, because on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m., Loni Love, one of the busiest women in comedy, will be in town. Along with starring in two of her own specials on Comedy Central, this stand-up comedian has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Show, and serves as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. Named as one of Variety's "Top Ten Comics to Watch," Love will make an appearance at Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Click HERE to purchase your $15 tickets to Loni's stand up, which will be available until Thursday, April 3 at 9 p.m. For more information about this event, click HERE.

Manic Moms 2
Who doesn't love some edgy sketch comedy, accompanied by live 70s rock-and-roll? Ohio Valley Live (OVL) will be offering two shows a night on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. The show will feature captivating comic performers and singers, backed by the local student OVL house band,

The Wholehearted Halfwits
Don't miss out! Click HERE to get your tickets today! Cost of tickets: $15 per person. Click HERE for more information, or contact Marlo Tinkham at 740-818-4966 or tinkhamm@ohio.edu.

Friends and Neighbors Corn Hole Tournament
This is a perfect opportunity for Bobcats and moms to partner up, and indulge in a fun and competitive activity. On Sunday, April 6, Scripps College of Communication students will be hosting a cornhole tournament in College Green to raise funds for a local food pantry, Friends and Neighbors. The entry fee is $5 per person, or a donation of three to five canned goods. Winners of the tournament will receive gift cards to local restaurants, so don't miss out, grab a partner and register today. To receive more information about registration, contact Morgan Sprosty at Ms320909@ohio.edu.

Moms Market
Does mom like to shop? Come check out the annual Moms Market at Ping Recreation Center, featuring jewelry and accessories, apparel and crafts from local vendors. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. Admission is free.

14th Annual Moms Walk for a Cure
Before you stop by the Moms Market, get a little exercise by joining University Program Council (UPC) at Ping Recreation Center for the 14th Annual Moms Walk for a Cure. The registration fee is $20, which includes a T-shirt, and your generous contribution to the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, followed by performances and speakers at 10 a.m., and concluded with the walk at 10:30 a.m. Register HERE from now, until Thursday, April 3 at 9 p.m. For more information please contact Victoria Vincent at vv246109@ohio.edu or Justine Price jp216209@ohio.edu.

Moms Weekend Golf Outing
Do you have a nice swing? If so, come and enjoy the spring weather with a round of golf at the Ohio University Golf course. The outing begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, which includes breakfast, and a fully catered lunch after the outing. Participants will have the opportunity to win semester golf memberships; golf passes for guests, golf polos and more. Registration is $80 a pair: To purchase tickets, call the Ohio University Golf and Tennis Center at 740-593-4669.

For a full list of events and additional ticket information, visit
http://www.ohio.edu/parents/familyweekends/06.cfm.